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The Precentor and Acting Dean

The Precentor
The Precentor

The Precentor of the Cathedral is the Canon with special responsibility for the Liturgy and Music Department. He works closely with the Organist and Master of the Choristers, the Priest Vicar and the Liturgy and Music Administrator to oversee the arrangement and content of worship in the Cathedral. He also shares, with the Priest Vicar, the responsibility for the singing of the daily Choral Evensong. Working with the Cathedral Deacon and the Chaplain he co-ordinates the pastoral care of the Cathedral community.

Canon Tim Schofield was born in 1954. Before Ordination he read music at Durham University and after a teacher training year at Christ's College, Cambridge went to teach music at Exeter School in Devon. Following the call to Ordination Tim went to train at Lincoln Theological College. Before coming to Chichester in 2006 Tim spent 23 years in parish ministry in the dioceses of St Albans and Exeter.

Tim is a Bishops' advisor for the selection of candidates for ministry and has also been involved for many years with the spiritual direction network.

Tim is also the Acting Dean of Chichester, following the retirement of The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling in February 2014.  It is likely that a new Dean of Chichester will be installed in early 2015.

Tim is married to Julie and they have three sons.

Contact details:
Tel: 01243 813589
Email: precentor@chichestercathedral.org.uk

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